19 Apr 04. Early conclusions of the Process and Organisation Review (POR) indicate that the best way to improve RAF efficiency would be through rationalisation and collocation of the two Command Headquarters at one site. The final results of the POR are unlikely to be made public before Autumn 2004. Comment: Strike Command, based in High Wycombe, was reorganised in 1996 and again in 2000. Personnel and Training Command has its Headquarters at Innsworth in Gloucester. Both High Wycombe and Innsworth, as well as other sites, are under consideration for the collocated Commands which currently employ 3,000 personnel. It is estimated that collocation would cut the number of posts by 1,000 to 2,000. A similar study is being undertaken by the Royal Navy, with the possible merger of HQ CINCFLEET and HQ Second Sea Lord by 2006. (Source: Issue 04/16 DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS 19 Apr 04)
19 Apr 04. Joseph E. Hart has been named vice president, marketing, aviation and unmanned programs, at DRS Technologies, Inc.’s company’s Washington Operations in Arlington, Virginia. In this new position, Mr. Hart will oversee the Washington area marketing of all U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force aviation programs, as well as all product lines associated with unmanned vehicle technology, including air, land and maritime surface and subsurface. He also will remain engaged in the marketing and business development aspects of the company’s DRS Unmanned Technologies unit in Mineral Wells, Texas. Mr. Hart joined DRS in 2002.
19 Apr 04. EADS has appointed Peter J. Robbie as its new Vice President Business Development at EADS UK Ltd. Peter Robbie was previously the Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy at Raytheon Systems Ltd. in London.
20 Apr 04. Radstone Technology has appointed Sir Alan Thomas as a non-executive director. Sir Alan is a former president and chief executive of Raytheon Europe and a former head of the Defence Export Services Organisation. (Source: FT)
19 April 2004 Messier-Dowty has appointed group vice presidents for the company¹s Airbus and Boeing & Military Business Units. Joel Berkoukchi will head the company¹s Airbus BU and Grant Skinner will head the Boeing and Military BU.
22 Apr 04. The Department of Defense announced that Dr. Paul A. Tibbits was appointed director of the Business Modernization and Systems Integration Program Office, within the Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP).
Apr 22, 2004. Maj. Gen. Barbara G. Fast, assistant commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, with duty as the C-2, Combined Joint Task Force-7, Iraq, to commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Apr 22, 2004. Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, deputy commanding general for operations, Third U. S. Army, Camp Doha, Kuwait, to director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Apr 22, 2004. Maj. Gen. Gary D. Speer, deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to deputy commanding general, Third U.S. Army, Camp Doha, Kuwait. Brig. Gen. James A. Coggin, vice director of the Army staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to assistant chief of staff, C/J-3, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea/deputy commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea.
Apr 22, 2004. Brig. Gen. Michael L. Combest, chief, requirements and programs branch, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Policy, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe/deputy commanding general, U.S. Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Belgium, to commanding general, U.S. Army Developmental Test Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Apr 22, 2004. Brig. Gen. John DeFreitas III, deputy assistant chief of staff, C-2/J-2, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, to deputy chief of staff for intelligence, multi-national forces – Iraq.
Apr 22, 2004. Brig. Gen. Robert P. Lenno